Robert Hardgrave

Robert Hardgrave

Robert Hardgrave

"The only one left alive"

40" x 30"
Acrylic and thread on burlap

Not all work conceived for this exhibit is what it seems. Dig deeper and explore under the darker surface, as did Robert when he created this incredible painting for our ELVISTRAVAGANZA exhibit while listening to a song by Scott Walker titled Jesse, which is about Elvis and his twin brother, who died at birth.

Listening to the song and exploring Robert's painting give me goosebumps and shivers in an experience that transcends art each time I view it. I truly understand the gift that Robert has for understanding his muse in the process of letting art take him on a journey of discovery. Listen to the video, while exploring Roberts art and read the Statement about his work process from his website below...

My paintings are meditations on the unpredictability of life. Despite all the information we are given, I believe much is unknown to us in the moment, with clarity only achieved upon later reflection. My working process parallels this belief. There is never an overall plan or formula in my work, but allowing the imagery to manifest itself, it becomes an exercise in movement and a dedication to discovery. It is about the excitement in each evolving moment in life be it minute or grand and savoring it.

Thank you, Robert. - JD

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